According to the documentation, this game can make use of a mouse. My laptop's touchpad doesn't work with this game and I don't currently have a mouse. Does this version support mouse/touchpad and if so, how can I get the game to recognize it?
Using touchpad should not be a problem. Note that in main menu mouse doesn't work, it only works in game.
If mouse cursor is too slow (or not moving) you may modify dosboxXXXX.conf file in game installation folder, and change SENSITIVITY=100 to be higher value.
If mouse cursor is really jumpy or fast, change sensitivity to much lover value.
In my laptop, I use sensitivity=20 and it feels good. In some other laptops, the value might need to be much higher, like 250.